Award Recognizes Local Entrepreneurial Excellence

By MarEx 2011-06-27 10:57:02

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is proud to announce founders Tim Beaver and John Graham have been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Pacific Northwest Award winners. 

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., is pleased to announce that Tim Beaver, CEO and John Graham, Chairman were recently made proud recipients of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Pacific Northwest Award in the Transportation and Logistics category. Selected by an independent panel of judges, they were presented this honor at a gala on June 10, 2011 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers. Ernst & Young LLP established this award to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

"My partner of 30 years, Tim Beaver and I are truly honored to have received this award", explained John Graham of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. "The real credit however goes to the men and women at Global. Their hard work and dedication have not only made Global the largest diving contractor on the west coast; they have taken to heart our message of hard work, safety and satisfaction in a job done well. We work in a hostile environment which makes our occupation challenging; their focus and diligence are tested every day."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners include Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc, and last year’s national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. congratulates Tim Beaver and John Graham for their inclusion into this prestigious group of business leaders and recognizes their hard work over the past thirty years, elevating Global as a leading provider of marine construction and infrastructure support services in the United States, and an internationally recognized casualty responder.